The month of June has officially started and with are all the upcoming summer events. What better way to kick off the summer then by attending the Formula 1 weekend? Yes I know. It will be crazy! Parking will be next to impossible. Metros will be packed. Restaurants will have a huge line up and reserving will not be an option. The entire downtown area will be basically insane! But it’s once a year and this is definitely an event that you do not want to miss out on. So, here’s all your 4-1-1 on the biggest event of the summer!
When does it start?
If you’ve been downtown lately, you can already see that the stores are setting up shop and the streets in the downtown area are getting ready! But the official event starts this coming weekend!
Friday June 7th until Sunday June 9th
What can we expect this year?
Just like every other year, this weekend is promising to be A-MA-ZING! Montreal has been planning for Formula 1 weekend all year round. Now that it’s actually here, we’re extremely excited to see what’s planned this year:
- Food Trucks
- VR Games
- Expensive Cars showcased
- Merchandise Sale
- DJ playing some of the hottest songs right now
- And so much more!
Should I take my car?
Probably not… You’ll spend hours trying to find a parking spot and seeing how the event is planning to gather a huge crowd, it might not be safe. If you do want to take your car, then perhaps carpool with friends so you can only focus on finding one parking spot. Or park a bit further and take the metro to get downtown.
What Metro Stop is closest?
Peel or McGill. If you take Peel, get out on Peel or Stanley street and you should be right in the heart of the event.
Is it too late to buy tickets for the actual race?
Seeing as the actual car race starts this Friday, prices have definitely increased. You might be able to find a few tickets still but you’ll definitely be putting a hole in your wallet. You should be able to snatch up a few tickets here: www.billets.ca/grand-prix-du-canada
Are restaurants still accepting reservations?
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Probably not. Most people have booked their reservations months in advance. You could be lucky and find a few but it’s highly unlikely. You’re the best bet is to either take a chance and go to a restaurant to see how long the wait time is or eat somewhere a little more outside of downtown.